springheaderphotosLook Down: Call Before You Dig

  • Call 811, the national “Call Before You Dig” number at least 72 hours before you dig.
  • They will mark underground line locations on your property at no charge.
  • Even simple digging projects can harm utility lines.

 Look Up: Topping it Off

  • Don’t trim trees that are within 10 feet of a power line.
  • Only trained and experienced line-clearance tree trimmers should handle those tree trimming jobs.
  • Before climbing a tree, inspect the limbs to assess their strength and stability.
  • Wear appropriate fall protection.
  • Don’t climb if you are carrying tools in your hands.

Look Around: Powered Up

  • Don’t work outside with electrical devices when it’s damp. Keep devices and cords away from water.
  • Use extension cords designated for outdoor use.
  • Check for frayed cords, broken plugs and cracked or broken housing. Don’t use devices that are damaged.
  • Keep waterproof covers on outdoor outlets not in use.